Blue Cross rolling out Triangle-only ACA health plan
The newest health insurance offering from Blue Cross and Blue Shield under the Affordable Care Act will be a lower-cost plan that will limited largely to the Triangle.
Blue Local will be offered only to residents of seven counties: Wake, Johnston, Durham, Chatham, Orange, Person and Caswell.
Blue Cross hasn’t disclosed the cost of the plan, which is still under review by state and federal regulators, but said the monthly premiums will be about 15 percent lower than the most comprehensive health plans the company offers in North Carolina.
When the costs are finalized, Blue Local will be sold on the federal exchange at healthcare.gov and available as of Jan. 1. Blue Local is an individual plan that must be purchased directly or through an insurance agent, but not through an employer.
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